The howlers are curious and I swear they like Reggie music, but they don't come too close, they are shy and busy eating or sleeping, or howling!The dinning area is open and breezy, a lovely spot to enjoy your meals
Romantic luxury riverside treehouse

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Romantic luxury Tree House 12 ' high in the jungle canopy over the River. Howler monkeys, amazing bird watching, transportation available, 20 mins. from the international airport and central to everything Belize has to offer: Ruins, Temples, ATM caves, cave tubing, zip-linning, horseback riding,Belize Zoo, Crook Tree Bird Estuary, Howler Sanctuary, day trip to the Cayes and the Reef, two bicycles and canoe - and peace and quiet in a beautiful natural setting.

The space

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This sweet little one bedroom house sits in the jungle canopy perched high on the edge of the Belize River. With Howler monkey families in the trees, crocodiles in the pond, butterflies and songbirds in the air, this is a unique piece of jungle paradise that offers you an amazing holiday destination. We have a beautiful new canoe and two new bicycles for you. The Howler House is just a short 5 min drive or 15 min walk down a lovely village road along the river to the Black Orchid resort where you are always welcome to enjoy their SWIMMING POOL and fantastic restaurant.
The house is brand spanking new with HIGH SPEED WIRELESS internet with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and NETFLIX enabled. The bedroom has a majestic view over the river and a new queen size bed. The bathroom has a shower with HOT WATER - no tub. The kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, fridge and double sinks and dishes and pots and pans and bowls enough to enjoy cooking.

As well, ALL your transportation needs can be taken care of - if required. The international airport is just 20 min from the House and Kenny and Shana will pick you up and provide transportation ANYWHERE you might want to explore while in Belize -- and fill you full of local knowledge. Touring with Kenny will show you how to really experience what Belize has to offer the curious visitor. If you want to use Kenny's services, I will provide you with his email and you can make arrangements with Kenny.

The village of Burrell Boom is wonderfully central to Mayan ruins, caves, zip-lining, horse-back riding, the zoo, and a good day trip to Hopkins beach -- which is a unique Garifuna village, remarkable diving sites and ocean fishing are also a day trip away. I can help you arrange transportation and/or tours to any part of the country you may dream of exploring.

While the house is a perfect romantic getaway for two, if you want to bring along family or friends, they are welcome to hang hammocks on the two screened in decks and make use of an extra single bed -- the house also has a huge king size ultra deluxe blow-up bed that fits on the outside screened in deck -- so it is possible to host two couples. I ask for an addition $10 per night for children, and $20 per night for adults. The outside deck is huge, and you will probably spend most of your time there.

While the Howler House is nestled on the riverbank high in the canopy and you feel like you are deep in the jungle — really, it is just a 10 -minute walk up to the sweetest little village. If you are using his transportation services Andrew will be happy to give you a little tour of the village. But, most convenient, the Howler House is located centrally to all the activities you might want to enjoy while in Belize.

This is the perfect vacation spot for PHOTOGRAPHERS, BIRD WATCHERS, FISHERS, KAYAKERS, BICYCLISTS, WILD LIFE ENTHUSIAST, WRITERS, EXOTIC WINE ENTHUSIAST AND DAYDREAMERS and STAR-GAZERS. Burrell Boom is a small village centrally located as a perfect stepping off location for everything you might want to do while in Belize: GOLFERS, DEEP SEA FISHERS, DIVERS, SNORKELERS, SAILORS, SPELUNKERS, MAYAN RUINS EXPLORERS, CAVE-TUBERS, ZIP-LINERS, REGGIE LOVERS AND WANDERERS.

In the village you can paddle the river, go fishing and bicycling, the wildlife is amazing - birdwatchers are in heaven here; the Howler Monkeys live in the trees above us. Star-gazing and sipping on local wines is magical. CLOSE BY you will find the amazing Belize Zoo, the Howler Monkey Sanctuary, Mayan ruins, Cave-tubing and Zip-lining, local exotic wine makers, quiet sandy beach at Hopkins (an hours drive), 30 min. to the Cay Caulker Ferry, where you can spend a day with the laid back locals, rent a sail boat, go diving or snorkeling on the reef and be home before dark relaxing on the deck. Andrew will take care of all your transportation.

Close to home, there is a grocery store that sells local wines, rum and cold beer and a few groceries. And, the village pub, a short walk or bicycle ride away, serves ice cold beers, homemade juicy hamburgers and a delicious fried chicken or fish dinner for five bucks at Miss Carol's.They also have a pool table if you want to hang around and meet some very sweet locals and perhaps hear a good story or two. There is also a great Chinese Food restaurant in the village. And, people are soooo friendly here, if you want to, you'll make friends with the locals with ease. On Friday evenings people gather in the park to watch the teenagers play soccer and they have music and snacks and cold drinks for sale. Later, if you are a night owl, there is always dancing at Henderson's Bank on Friday and Saturday nights, just a 5 min walk away. And, there is a huge horse race track, with races on Sundays and Holidays - people come from all over for the races -- it's exciting.

A wonderful day (or overnight) trip from the house is to Cay Caulker, 90 minutes away via Belize City. You can arrange a drive with Tony, catch the early ferry (45 mins) and spend a day exploring the Cay, or take one of the many snorkeling, diving, sailing or kayaking tours, and be back in time for dinner. Or, if you'd like to spend more time on the island, spend a night and Tony will pick you up the next day. We can help with arranging accommodations for you too.

If you want help with travel arrangements to Belize, just let me know.

Or, you may choose to just spend your time of the Howler House deck where you can take amazing photographs, bird-watch, wait for the crocodile(s) to surface and perhaps sun themselves on the bank, get to know the howler monkeys (they like Reggie music), sit still and a Blue Morpho butterfly with an 8-inch wingspan will eventually float by. Play the stock market on-line on high-speed Wi-Fi. Lie under a gentle fan, swing in the hammock and read a good book. Write a poem, a song, a book or a blog. Watch the sun rise and the river float by, caste a line and catch a fish – yes, right from the deck when the river is flooding. Make origami. Paint a picture. Star gaze while fire flies light up the sky. Sip on rich local organic coffee in the morning, and exotic local wines in the afternoon. Watch for manatees. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) your family, your boss, your best friend and show them the howlers in the trees. Stay cool and be prepared to wake up early because all the songbirds and parrots believe it is their daily duty to serenade the rising sun.
Be sure to check out all our reviews on Trip adviser as well! Everyone loves their time in this special piece of paradise.

Guest access

The Howler House has a brand new canoe available to guests - the key to unlock the canoe is on your key chain. And, two new bicycles! You are welcome to swim at the local resort: 5 min down the road and lovely!

Interaction with guests

I am available online daily - and once you arrive in Belize, I will give you my cell number. The house has a local manager who is available 24 hours, just up the road. And, my closest neighbors are also my land partners and best friends. Tinnie will take care of every little thing for you - and Nicolas will fix any broken water lines etc ... phone numbers are in the guest book, and there is a cell phone at the house for your use.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Internet
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Prices
Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

There are not many rules in the Howler house: use the recycling boxes and compost bucket, be kind to the house, stay cool, relax -- breath deep and spend a least a day and a night on the deck doing nothing -- trust me, the jungle will entertain you!
Oh -- and No swimming in the crocodile pond -- they are very shy and private beings. This is an 'at your own risk' vacation ..... so, be aware and respectful -- you are in the jungle - PLEASE do NOT feed wildlife!


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2 nights minimum stay

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Carol User Profile
September 2017
The Howler House offers an amazing and unique experience for those who are wanting a nature infused vacation. It's location is ideal for taking in many of the sights and excursions. The town of Burrell Boom is rich in history and many of it's occupants have a been in he area for generations which made for some fascinating stories. We had a few interactions with Dawson and Tennie who were both wonderful people and very helpful with suggestions and directions during our stay. We had fried chicken from Miss Carol as many of the other guests had suggested, and she was just a delight. Visiting the baboon sanctuary just 20 minutes up the main road was another highlight of our trip. We did not meet Erika, the host, in person as she too was traveling, but she was very communicative prior to our arrival, and once we arrived. I highly recommend Howler House as a unique and wonderful place to stay while enjoying the beautiful country of Belize.
Erika User Profile
Response from Erika:
Hi Carol, I am always so happy to hear when guests love my little river house as much as I do - so pleased you had a great experience in Boom, it is indeed a special little village that lets us feel like we have walked into a more peaceful and friendly past .... . No worries about the gate! Everything always breaks in Belize! LOL. Happy happy travels, hope you'l come visit again. Erika
September 2017

Dee User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying at the Howler House! The place was quiet with great views of the Belize River. The thing that made our trip amazing was the people!! Kenny & Shana were so helpful & made our stay so easy. Carlos was an amazing tour guide- we learned so much from him!! Dawson was also super cool to hang out with & heat stories . Being able to be immersed in the culture by visiting local fruit stands & bakeries was exactly what we were looking for. This was definitely a trip to remember!!

Michael A. User Profile
August 2017
Amazing time at Erikas place! Outdoors area was second to none, even had a bedroom where you could feel outdoors except for all the bugs. Dawson was a really cool guy with a lot of advice to offer. He brings the coconut water. Ms. Carols was the bomb for fried chicken. Check it out

Lauren User Profile
July 2017
Erika has a wonderful hidden gem in the middle of the rainforest of Burrell Boom. We really enjoyed hearing the special nature that surrounds the home. The rain at night was soothing and assisted us to have a very sound few nights of sleep. Kenny is a driver for the home and will make you feel very welcome. Be sure to take Kenny's advice on what to do and who to talk to, because he has fantastic recommendations!

Carissa User Profile
June 2017
Howler house and the people that support it are very special! The few short days we stayed were full of adventure, history and hospitality. Kenny and Shana are great guides and will make sure you have everything you need and then some! Please take them up on their offers to stop by local restaurants (street food), artists, wine makers, etc, each has a story to tell and you will get a unique perspective on the country of Belize. Staying here is WAY better than staying at any resort! It was the perfect way to start our vacation and we are so glad we took time to visit the jungle before heading to the beach for scuba. Highlights - Porch sitting - eat local fruit, drink a beer, read a book - slow down and watch the wildlife right on the river, it will entertain you all day long. The house was nice and bug free; outside the house we saw howler monkeys, lots of iguanas, parrots, a toucan, crocodile, tarantulas, lizards, frogs and lightening bugs. Canoe - paddle down to Black Orchid, have a drink and take a dip in the pool. Tours! - We LOVED the river boat to Lamani, it was breezy and refreshing to travel by boat. The guides are very knowledgeable and don't rush through. The Lamani ruins are incredible. We also went zip-lining and cave tubing which were great jungle activities, the cave systems are so cool! Locals! Dawson lives across the river and has a big personality. He will share fresh coconut water and some great stories, be sure to enjoy both. Elvis shares his beautiful woodworking craft and also has many good stories. Hospitality is a Belizian strong point. We were fortunate to share fresh mangos from his tree, try our first cashew fruit (we'll stick to the nut), and enjoy a beer while exchanging stories on his porch. Cashew wine maker - this was a quick stop but still a good one. Cashew wine is not for us but we did take some blackberry wine and fresh roasted cashew nuts with us. Roadside food is where it's at! BBQ, tamales, tacos, stew chicken, and of course rice & beans. Belize knows how to do street food, don't miss out. Belize is magic, Howler House is beautiful, Kenny and Shana are fantastic.

Patricia User Profile
June 2017
I loved the feeling of being in a natural setting and close to nature and wildlife with a great river view, while at the same time being close to the Belize airport (you do not hear the planes). Wifi worked great. Erika furnished cell phone to use while there that we could add minutes to use. The house is perfect for a couple.The master bedroom is attached to the one bath and also opens into living area. A third room with just a single bed is available off the screened porch. Hammocks were also available. There were 4 of us, and the place was adequate but you need to be family, or friendly. With no AC, having fans was essential as it was quite warm when we were there.

Diane User Profile
May 2017
The Howler house is very secluded and quiet. You will enjoy the house, as well as the setting! What I liked even more were the people. The transportation service provided by Kenny and Shana made my trip comfortable and memorable. They were so wonderful, without them the trip would not have been the same (I give them 5 stars). Tina, who takes care of any of your cleaning, was so accommodating and friendly. She is more than willing to take care of any of your needs, or join you for a conversation, and check in to see that you are ok. And Dawson, from across the river, is a delight to talk to! He was wonderful. He will bring you coconut water, or sit and talk with you about local history, or just about anything under the sun : ) To me, these people are what makes the Howler House so special...

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Erika User Profile

I spent four years and every cent I earned building a little dream house on the river bank in a village in the jungle in Belize, I guess that says something about me.

I love my house and I loved the challenge of building this unique little rental business on the banks of the Belize river. I love this little place so much and I am delighted to share -- it has been four years now since I opened the house to guests.

Ah - how things change. Life is full of surprises. I am now living over on Caye Caulker, and have decided that building the Howler House was so much fun, I am going o do the same on North Caulker Island!

In the meantime, I have leased a house on Caulker and renovated so I have a sweet little room with bathroom and a little Cabana for rent as well, here on the island. Check it out - The Sunset Spot - or, The Sun Set Cabana. My Island rentals are much more modest then the Howler House, but in a great little neighbourhood if you want local flavour: kids and dogs playing in the sea and BBQ's burning at night. I love the island, it is totally different then the jungle, I love them both and I suggest you plan to spend some of your vacation in Belize in both the jungle and the islands.

About me - I am an online professor who loves to travel and build sweet little spots.

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